L - R Lynn Wild, Sunderland Echo, Cllr Michael Mordey, Sunderland City Council, Joy Yates, Sunderland Echo

The Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards are back

The Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards are now open for nominations for this year’s awards which will take place at the Stadium of Light on Thursday 7 November.

Whoever wins will be following in the footsteps of the 2018 champions Tombola which won the Overall Business of the Year title as well as Large Business of the Year.

Phil Cronin, chief executive and founder of Tombola, made it a hat-trick of successes by taking the Lifetime Achievement title.

There are plenty of well known categories from previous years such as small, medium and large business of the year and the full list is detailed below.

Award Categories

  • Small Business of the Year (under 10 Employees)
  • Medium Business of the Year (11- 50 Employees)
  • Large Business of the Year (50 plus Employees)
  • Employer of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Technology of the Year
  • City Centre Business of the Year
  • Creative Industries Award
  • New Business (under two years)
  • Special Community Award
  • Best Green Business Award
  • Social Enterprise Award
  • Best Training Provider
  • Exporter of the Year
  • Leisure Award
To nominate a business or for further information please contact Lynn Wild at Sunderland Echo at  Closing date for entries is Friday 27 September.